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    Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Just saw some pics of that. My goodness, what a mess that was! Did that get cleaned up in time for the start of basketball practice that year? Saw an overhead shot of the Iowa State Center and parking lots...wow!

    On that note, I am going to that area in the morning...is HWY 30 open from i-35 west to get to Elwood?


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Where are those pictures?


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Just saw some pics of that. My goodness, what a mess that was! Did that get cleaned up in time for the start of basketball practice that year? Saw an overhead shot of the Iowa State Center and parking lots...wow!

    On that note, I am going to that area in the morning...is HWY 30 open from i-29 west to get to Elwood?
    I-29 to HWY 30? I am sure is open, but why are you coming from omaha?

    That is why ISU had to get a new bball floor in 1993, it totally trashed it all.


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Just saw some pics of that. My goodness, what a mess that was! Did that get cleaned up in time for the start of basketball practice that year? Saw an overhead shot of the Iowa State Center and parking lots...wow!

    On that note, I am going to that area in the morning...is HWY 30 open from i-29 west to get to Elwood?
    Not so sure about Highway 30 at I-29, given that's all the way over in Western Iowa, but 30 just west of I-35 is open.

    Also, it's University Drive now--not Elwood.



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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Also, it's University Drive now--not Elwood.
    I can't keep up with that. It's Elwood ;)


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    The Register posted some '93 flood photos over the weekend...










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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Here is a link to statewide flooding fotos from 1993...Hilton and the ISU Center is towards the end

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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Holy cow! That's terrible! I had no idea it was that bad.


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Wish I could get a pic like the one at Wallabys. That picture they have of Hilton is completey incredible.


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    I think jbhtexas has some in his profile/gallery.


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Thanks for posting the photos, Jon. They brought back quite a few memories of my time in Ames. I was a student at Iowa State in '93 but living in Omaha for the summer. I'd gone back to Ames one weekend to visit some of my friends. The rains hit during my visit and flooded pretty much the whole town. Once the rains cleared up enough for us to leave the house safely, we drove around town to assess the flood damage. As you can see from the photos, the area around Hilton and the Iowa State Center was one big lake. I got stuck in Ames for a few extra days because every road leading out of Ames was covered over with several feet of water. I had to call in to my summer job and let them know why I wasn't going to be there for a couple of days. My friends and I watched the news almost continuously and realized that the whole state was basically a flood zone. Pretty interesting time to be in Iowa.


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    I'd heard the stories but not seen the pictures... thats pretty bad.


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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    I heard Johnny Orr was called in to Hilton in 93', He stood in Section 20 and parted the water with his hands. Five Minutes later it was all gone. Incredible Story.



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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    IF you see a piece of wood hanging in a business that says Hilton on it
    that is part of the Hilton B-Ball court that was ruined in 1993. ISU sold
    them and made some good money to help buy the new floor.
    In the summer of 1976??? the parking lot at Maple Willow Larch
    was flooded to the point you could only see the top foot or so of all
    the cars in the lot. Does anyone know if Hilton was flooded that year
    also? This won't be the last time the ISU complex is flooded.



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    Re: Didn't realize Hilton flooded in 1993

    Quote Originally Posted by FLYBOY1979 View Post
    IF you see a piece of wood hanging in a business that says Hilton on it
    that is part of the Hilton B-Ball court that was ruined in 1993. ISU sold
    them and made some good money to help buy the new floor.
    I always wanted one of those pieces. Anyone have extras they'd want to sell?


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